The BFG (2016)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy

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An orphan little girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her to Giant Country, where they attempt to stop the man-eating giants that are invading the human world.




  • Mark Rylance and Ruby Barnhill in The BFG (2016)
  • Ruby Barnhill in The BFG (2016)
  • Kristen Schaal at an event for The BFG (2016)
  • Mark Rylance in The BFG (2016)
  • Rebecca Hall at an event for The BFG (2016)
  • Ruby Barnhill in The BFG (2016)

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Did You Know?


A tagline for the film states "From the human beans that created E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)". "Human beans" is BFG source novelist Roald Dahl-speak that pretty obviously means "human beings" as defined also in the BFG Glossary in a children's promotional pamphlet for the picture. Five... ...


Sophie: Dreams are so quick!
The BFG: Yeah, on the outside. They's long on the inside.


According to the postage date of one of the letters Sophie puts on the desktop, the events take place in September 1983. But when the Queen phones foreign presidents (suggested by the fact she tells to Nancy (Nancy Reagan) that she want to talk to Ronnie (Ronald Reagan)), she talks before with Boris. Assuming this refers to the Russian/Soviet leader, Boris Yeltsin was elected in 1991. Yuri Andropov headed the USSR at this time.

Crazy Credits

The Amblin Entertainment logo has the rare theme in it.


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Adventure | Family | Fantasy


Release Date:

1 July 2016



Country of Origin

USA, India

Box Office


$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,584,969 (USA) (3 July 2016)


$55,483,770 (USA)

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